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Windows XP and Winzip Files Question

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by kraut, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. kraut

    kraut Flightless Bird

    This may be the wrong group to ask this and if so I apologize.

    I am running Winzip under XP and every time I DL a .zip file it opens
    in Winzip instead of just letting me save it. How and where do I find
    setting or whatever to let me just save the .zip files??

    TIA
     
  2. Terry R.

    Terry R. Flightless Bird

    On 2/25/2010 7:28 AM On a whim, kraut pounded out on the keyboard

    >
    > This may be the wrong group to ask this and if so I apologize.
    >
    > I am running Winzip under XP and every time I DL a .zip file it opens
    > in Winzip instead of just letting me save it. How and where do I find
    > setting or whatever to let me just save the .zip files??
    >
    > TIA
    >
    >


    You don't mention what version of Winzip, but check the Options within
    Winzip. It most likely is there.


    Terry R.
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  3. ju.c

    ju.c Flightless Bird

    Launch "Folder Options" then open the "File Types" tab.
    Scroll down to zip, select it then click the "Advanced" button.
    Check the box "Confirm open after download".

    (WinZIP uses a proprietary algorithm making its zip files
    unreadable in most other archiving programs)


    ju.c


    "kraut" <NewsGroupsPlease@NewsGroupsPlease.org> wrote in message news:0g5do5hmpijvkkden0esta07gbvl85ljrr@4ax.com...
    >
    >
    > This may be the wrong group to ask this and if so I apologize.
    >
    > I am running Winzip under XP and every time I DL a .zip file it opens
    > in Winzip instead of just letting me save it. How and where do I find
    > setting or whatever to let me just save the .zip files??
    >
    > TIA
    >
     
  4. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 25 Feb 2010, "ju.c" <bibidybubidyboop@mailinator.com> wrote in
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:

    > (WinZIP uses a proprietary algorithm making its zip files
    > unreadable in most other archiving programs)


    I've been using Winzip for decades and have never found that to be
    true. Where did you get that idea?
     
  5. ybS2okj

    ybS2okj Flightless Bird

    "Nil" <rednoise@REMOVETHIScomcast.net> wrote in message
    news:Xns9D2AD4AAF654Bnilch1@130.133.4.11...
    > On 25 Feb 2010, "ju.c" <bibidybubidyboop@mailinator.com> wrote in
    > microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:
    >
    >> (WinZIP uses a proprietary algorithm making its zip files
    >> unreadable in most other archiving programs)

    >
    > I've been using Winzip for decades and have never found that to be
    > true. Where did you get that idea?


    He made it up because he has small pen1s and corresponding smaller brain!
    He is under the influence of Microsoft Valuable Pigs.
     
  6. kraut

    kraut Flightless Bird

    The comfirm was / is checked and makes no difference.

    Thanks anyways.

    Winzip 14 by the way.



    On Thu, 25 Feb 2010 17:19:41 -0800, "ju.c"
    <bibidybubidyboop@mailinator.com> wrote:

    >Launch "Folder Options" then open the "File Types" tab.
    >Scroll down to zip, select it then click the "Advanced" button.
    >Check the box "Confirm open after download".
    >
    >
    >"kraut" <NewsGroupsPlease@NewsGroupsPlease.org> wrote in message news:0g5do5hmpijvkkden0esta07gbvl85ljrr@4ax.com...
    >>
    >>
    >> This may be the wrong group to ask this and if so I apologize.
    >>
    >> I am running Winzip under XP and every time I DL a .zip file it opens
    >> in Winzip instead of just letting me save it. How and where do I find
    >> setting or whatever to let me just save the .zip files??
    >>
    >> TIA
    >>
     
  7. Anteaus

    Anteaus Flightless Bird

    This IS true if the sender sets a password. A total PITA as well, since
    unless you run a hex-editor over the file looking for telltale strings you
    have no way of knowing what program created the 'zip that isn't a zip' or why
    it won't unzip in other progs.

    I would recommend 7-Zip or ZipCentral as better, free alternatives.

    "ju.c" wrote:


    > (WinZIP uses a proprietary algorithm making its zip files
    > unreadable in most other archiving programs)
    >
     
  8. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Thu, 25 Feb 2010 17:19:41 -0800, "ju.c"
    <bibidybubidyboop@mailinator.com> wrote:


    > (WinZIP uses a proprietary algorithm making its zip files
    > unreadable in most other archiving programs)



    Sorry, but that is *not* correct.

    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  9. John H Meyers

    John H Meyers Flightless Bird

    On 2/25/2010 9:28 AM, kraut wrote:

    > I am running Winzip under XP and every time I DL a .zip file it opens
    > in Winzip instead of just letting me save it. How and where do I find
    > setting or whatever to let me just save the .zip files??


    "How to stop Internet Explorer from opening downloaded Zip files"
    http://kb.winzip.com/kb/entry/69/

    Notice that, for Windows 7 or Windows Vista,
    they say that the only way they know of
    is to directly edit the Registry -- a leap backwards, IMO.

    --
     
  10. John H Meyers

    John H Meyers Flightless Bird

    On 2/26/2010 9:34 AM, Anteaus wrote:

    > [Can't open zip?] if the sender sets a password.


    Any archive in original Zip format and using "Winzip 2.0" encryption
    can be decrypted by XP itself (provided you know the password),
    or by almost any other program that understands the Zip format,
    which is public, standardized, and compatible with many other tools.

    The advanced "AES" encryption may or may not be understood by other tools.

    Winzip made its format extensions public, and wanted them accepted
    as a standard, but I don't know whether there are any conflicts
    between Winzip's and PKware's format and feature extensions, for example.

    "Old Password protection"
    http://kb.winzip.com/kb/entry/45/

    "How strong is WinZip's encryption?"
    http://kb.winzip.com/kb/entry/80/

    "What is AES Encryption?"
    http://kb.winzip.com/kb/entry/109/

    "Is WinZip compatible with older versions of WinZip and other Zip file utilities?"
    http://kb.winzip.com/kb/entry/36/

    "Information about the Zip file format"
    http://kb.winzip.com/kb/entry/49/

    --
     
  11. duckstandard

    duckstandard Flightless Bird

    kraut wrote:
    > This may be the wrong group to ask this and if so I apologize.
    >
    > I am running Winzip under XP and every time I DL a .zip file it opens
    > in Winzip instead of just letting me save it. How and where do I find
    > setting or whatever to let me just save the .zip files??
    >
    > TIA


    Do you 'save to disk' or 'open with.'
     
  12. ju.c

    ju.c Flightless Bird

    I've received zip files that I could not extract using IZArc, 7-Zip or
    WinRAR. In-program test results would be like this:

    ! file.zip: Unknown method in path\file.ext

    I would ask people to re-pack and re-send, but I'd always get the
    error.

    I solved that by asking for a self extracting archive.

    It turns out that they were all created with WinZip.

    (PowerArchiver could extract the data just fine)


    ju.c


    "Nil" <rednoise@REMOVETHIScomcast.net> wrote in message news:Xns9D2AD4AAF654Bnilch1@130.133.4.11...
    > On 25 Feb 2010, "ju.c" <bibidybubidyboop@mailinator.com> wrote in
    > microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:
    >
    >> (WinZip uses a proprietary algorithm making its zip files
    >> unreadable in most other archiving programs)

    >
    > I've been using Winzip for decades and have never found that to be
    > true. Where did you get that idea?
    >
     
  13. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 01 Mar 2010, "ju.c" <bibidybubidyboop@mailinator.com> wrote in
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:

    > I've received zip files that I could not extract using IZArc,
    > 7-Zip or WinRAR. In-program test results would be like this:
    >
    > ! file.zip: Unknown method in path\file.ext
    >
    > I would ask people to re-pack and re-send, but I'd always get the
    > error.
    >
    > I solved that by asking for a self extracting archive.
    >
    > It turns out that they were all created with WinZip.
    >
    > (PowerArchiver could extract the data just fine)


    I'm skeptical. There are several possible explainations for the error
    message, including poorly-chosen options on the creator's end and setup
    problems on your end. I've never heard of anyone else having that
    problem, and I certainly haven't. If Winzip's files were incompatible
    with other archivers, the problem would be widely known.

    > "Nil" <rednoise@REMOVETHIScomcast.net> wrote in message
    > news:Xns9D2AD4AAF654Bnilch1@130.133.4.11...
    >> On 25 Feb 2010, "ju.c" <bibidybubidyboop@mailinator.com> wrote in
    >> microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:
    >>
    >>> (WinZip uses a proprietary algorithm making its zip files
    >>> unreadable in most other archiving programs)

    >>
    >> I've been using Winzip for decades and have never found that to
    >> be true. Where did you get that idea?
     
  14. Toni

    Toni Flightless Bird

    I've been using Winzip for as long as I can remember - probably since it first came out.

    I've absolutely never had any problems whatsoever unzipping anything that Winzip is
    designed to unzip. Never.
     
  15. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 03 Mar 2010, "Toni" <Toni@nowhere.com> wrote in
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:

    > I've been using Winzip for as long as I can remember - probably
    > since it first came out.
    >
    > I've absolutely never had any problems whatsoever unzipping
    > anything that Winzip is designed to unzip. Never.


    This guy is claiming the opposite, that archive files that Winzip
    creates cannot be opened by other programs.

    I don't believe it.
     
  16. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:Xns9D309413184A1nilch1@130.133.4.11,
    Nil <rednoise@REMOVETHIScomcast.net> typed:
    > On 03 Mar 2010, "Toni" <Toni@nowhere.com> wrote in
    > microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:
    >
    >> I've been using Winzip for as long as I can remember -
    >> probably since it first came out.
    >>
    >> I've absolutely never had any problems whatsoever unzipping
    >> anything that Winzip is designed to unzip. Never.

    >
    > This guy is claiming the opposite, that archive files that
    > Winzip creates cannot be opened by other programs.
    >
    > I don't believe it.


    It's entirely possible if they are trying to open files that were zipped
    with other than "legacy" format settings in Winzip.
    Winzip has other zip formats available, several of which can only be
    unzipped with Winzip. You get smaller files, but you also single-source what
    can unzip them. You can read about it on their web site. I don't know of any
    competition that has yet bothered to keep up with them but I also don't use
    the special compression choices; legacy is good enough almost all the time.

    For insatnce, it can use AES encryption in addition to zipping, including
    passwords, etc.. Zipx and a few other types can't be opened with other apps
    quite often, but they are the most compressed settings. And so on. Their web
    site does a fair job of explaining things.

    Just for grins, I grabbed a copy of the compressed files from Help that
    winzip can handle. Ut can't necessarily create them but it can unzip them
    :
    Zip files
    *.zip, *.zipx

    LHA archives
    *.lha, *.lzh

    All archives
    *.zip, *.zipx, *.z, *.gz, *.tz, *.taz, *.tgz, *.lha, *.lzh, *.tar,
    *.cab, *.wmz, *.yfs, *.wsz, *.rar, *.bz, *.bz2, *.tbz, *.tbz2, *.7z, *.img,
    *.iso

    Encoded files
    *.uu, *.uue, *.xxe,*.bhx, *.b64, *.hqx, *.mim

    Archives and .exe files
    *.zip, *.zipx, *.z, *.gz, *.tz, *.taz, *.tgz, *.lha, *.lzh, *.tar,
    *.cab, *.wmz, *.yfs, *.wsz, *.exe, *.rar, *.bz, *.bz2, *.tbz, *.tbz2, *.7z,
    *.img, *.iso

    Archives, encoded, and .exe files
    *.zip, *.zipx, *.z, *.gz, *.tz, *.taz, *.tgz, *.lha, *.lzh, *.tar,
    *.cab, *.wmz, *.yfs, *.wsz, *.exe, *.uu, *.uue, *.xxe, *.bhx, *.b64, *.hqx,
    *.mim, *.rar, *.bz, *.bz2, *.tbz, *.tbz2, *.7z, *.img, *.iso

    WinZip® job files
    *.wjf

    All files (*.*)
    *.*




    HTH,

    Twayne`
    TH,

    Twayne`
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    through personal experience does not become a
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